Terms of Endearment

Adapted for the stage by Dan Gordon     CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
Directed by Angela Bell

Based on the iconic screenplay featuring Debra Winger, Shirley MacLaine, Jack Nicholson and Jeff Daniels.

In Maple Ridge May 2, 3, 4 at 7:30pm and May 5 at 1pm at the Albion Community Centre
In Pitt Meadows May 9, 10, 11 at 7:30pm and May 12 at 1pm at Heritage Hall

Challenges in life and love test the resilience of a mother-daughter relationship in Dan Gordon’s adaptation of Terms of Endearment, based on the book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Larry McMurtry and James L. Brooks’s screenplay of the Oscar-winning film. Though Emma is often exasperated by her highly-opinionated mother, Aurora, they talk every day about their problems, from Aurora finding unexpected love even as she becomes a reluctant grandmother, to Emma’s struggle in her troubled marriage. But when they need one another most, will they be able to find courage in each other? This funny and touching story captures the delicate, sometimes fractured bonds between mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, and lovers, both old and new.

  • Online sales close 2 hours before each showtime. Please feel welcome to come to the live event, there may be tickets available at the door.
  • Seating is first come first served (festival seating). We do not save seats, please come early if your seating location is important to you. Auditorium doors open 1/2 hour before showtime.
  • Contains some coarse language and adult themes. This show is not suitable for young children.
  • Facility is wheelchair accessible. Please arrive a minimum of 40 minutes before showtime for advance seating.

Genuine thanks for your support of Emerald Pig, and keeping the arts alive in our community!

The Production Team
Producers: Angela Bell and Simon Challenger
Director: Angela Bell
Production Assistants: Michelle Stanley and Karla Scribner
Stage Crew: Derek Barnett and Violet Sea
Technical and Set Designs: Angela Bell
Set Construction: Simon Challenger
Props: Team Effort
Program: Angela Bell
Poster Design: Terms of Endearment logo by Playscripts Inc.
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Costumes: Charlene Rowley
Audition Support: Heather Lee / Simon Challenger
Front of House Lead: Robin Perry

The Cast
Kate Du Cros as Aurora Greenway
Paige Conzatti as Emma Greenway
Henry Bartak as Garrett Breedlove
Paul Sawyer as Flap Horton
Anita Kitkowski as Patsy/Doris/Nurse
Simon Challenger as Rudyard/Dr. Maise

With
Michelle Stanley as “Operator”
Karla Scribner as “Heather”
Griffin Bell as “Teddy”
Angela Bell as “Young Woman”

Terms of Endearment is presented by special arrangement with Playscripts Inc. www.playscripts.com

“Taming of the Shrew”

The show has been cast…watch for future information. This show plays in July 2024.

Audition Details:

Sunday, April 7, 1pm to 4pm, South Bonson Community Centre, Pitt Meadows
Monday, April 8, 6:30pm to 9pm, Maple Ridge Leisure Centre

Callbacks: (By Invitation) Thursday, April 11, 6:30pm to 9pm, Albion Community Centre

Read through: Saturday, April 13, 2:30pm to 5pm, Albion Community Centre

Sides will be available at the auditions.

Performances will be July 11, 12 and 13 in Maple Ridge and July 18, 19 and 20 in Pitt Meadows.

For further information, please contact the Director, Simon Challenger, schallenger@shaw.ca.

Cast of Characters:

Baptista Minola: A rich citizen of Padua, father to Katherina and Bianca
Vincentio: A merchant from Pisa
Katherina: Baptista’s elder daughter
Bianca: Baptista’s younger daughter
Gremio: A rich old man of Padua, would be suitor to Bianca
Hortensio: A gentleman of Padua, would be suitor to Bianca
Lucentio: A gentleman from Pisa, would be suitor to Bianca
Petruchio: A gentleman from Verona, would be suitor to Katherina
Tranio: Servant to Lucentio
Biondello: Lucentio’s boy
Grumio: Servant to Petruchio
Curtis: Servant at Petruchio’s house
Additional: Tailor, Haberdasher, Merchant from Mantua, Widow, Servants.

Renovations for Six, by Norm Foster

Directed by Angela Bell       CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

“One the funniest and most ingenious plays by Canada’s most produced playwright I have yet seen.” — Stage Door

In Maple Ridge January 25, 26, 27 at 7:30pm and January 28 at 1pm at the Albion Comm. Ctr
In Pitt Meadows February 8, 9, 10 at 7:30pm and February 11 at 1pm at Heritage Hall

EARLY BIRD PRICING GOOD UNTIL JANUARY 10.
*To purchase Early Bird pairs, select quantity ONE for 2 seats. The $ amount being charged is for BOTH seats.
**If you are purchasing an odd number of tickets, use the Single Seat option for the extra seat.

Three couples, embracing change in their somewhat dishevelled dwellings, are looking for happiness. All three couples are undergoing home renovations. In so many ways, renovation and its disturbing upheaval becomes a visual metaphor here for the lives of Foster’s engaging characters. Foster, in his usual flair for one-liners, draws you into all three of these relationships through hilarity and laughter.

Good-looking Grant and his attractive wife Shayna have issues. Shayna wants to be loved and romanced, not just serviced while he counts the minutes before he’ll be late at the store. But Grant prefers quickie sex, just before dashing out the door to take his place managing the local furniture store. You begin to wonder if he has time to get his pants off, never mind engage in foreplay. Yet you believe these two love each other and want to make a go of their partnership in the big room with the Smokey Salmon walls.

Wing and his rapscallion wife Billie are having second thoughts about that suffocating Smokey Salmon stuff on their walls. Billie and Wing are on the far side of a long and comfortable relationship. He still gets jealous she might have had an affair years ago, when they were a song-and-dance team shuffling through “Tea for Two”. She’d like to put on her dance shoes and go back into show business. But he’d prefer to continue selling furniture and appliances at the store where Grant has newly arrived as the boss.

Veronica Dunn-Dudet is a smug psychiatrist who feels somewhat superior to her more genuine, genteel husband Maurice. We know she’s condescending and aloof. We realize he’s more romantic and positive, searching for fulfilment in a new, more creative worklife. Something unsaid separates this couple until a resolution is struck late in Foster’s second act. That, you understand, is when revelations are shot in the air like out-of-control Frisbees.

When everyone meets up at Grant and Shayna’s half-decorated home for drinks, limp green pickles and some slightly burned spring rolls, things definitely heat up. Foster gets off a litany of put-downs about the unimaginative finger foods people serve at such shindigs. He suggests, too, how uncomfortable people can be meeting in a social situation when they don’t actually know each other. More than anything, though, he forces his six characters to square off over troubling truths. All hell breaks loose at the party in this fast-paced comedy, as secrets are revealed and cultures clash.

One of his newer plays, Norm Foster is at the top of his game with “Renovations for Six”. A laugh riot any married couple is bound to relate to, as will anyone who’s ever been in a relationship. If you enjoy a great comedy, this one’s definitely for you!

Online sales close 2 hours before each showtime. Please feel welcome to come to the live event, there may be tickets available at the door.
Seating is first come first served (festival seating). We do not save seats, please come early if your seating location is important to you. Auditorium doors open 1/2 hour before showtime.
This show is not suitable for young children.
Facility is wheelchair accessible. Please arrive a minimum of 40 minutes before showtime for advance seating.

Genuine thanks for your support of Emerald Pig, and keeping the arts alive in our community!

The Production Team
Producers: Angela Bell and Simon Challenger
Director: Angela Bell
Production Assistant: Anita Kitkowski
Technical and Set Designs: Angela Bell
Set Construction: Simon Challenger
Props: Heather Van Oene, members at large
Program: Angela Bell
Poster Design: Reginald Pillay
Costumes: Team effort
Audition Support: Heather Lee

The Cast
Peanut White as Shayna Perkins
Paul Sawyer as Grant Perkins
Simon Challenger as Wing Falterman
Heather Van Oene as Billie Falterman
Judith Betzler as Veronica Dunn-Dudet
and
Henry Bartak as Maurice Dudet

Renovations for Six is staged by arrangement with Pam Winter, GGA www.ggagency.ca

*Some excerpts taken from the Hamilton Spectator, credit to Gary Smith.

Program – ViKing Lear

Welcome to the show! Bard on the Bandstand and Emerald Pig Theatrical Society present ViKing Lear, by William Shakespeare, and Directed by Cathie Young.
Thank you for coming. Here is the online version of our Program, so you can learn more about everyone who participated in making this show a success!
On the last page you will find a list of our generous sponsors and financial supporters (or see them listed below). We would like to thank them sincerely for their much-needed assistance, and we invite you to thank them on our behalf by giving them your business when you need the services they provide.
We are so glad you’re here! Please enjoy the show!!

The Last Real Summer, by Warren Graves

Directed by Angela Bell

Written by Canadian author Warren Graves, and set in Alberta, Canada. The Last Real Summer is a fascinating and emotional story, centered around 2 young lives at the start of World War II. Narrated by Elizabeth Wharton (played by Cindy Peterson), who returns to her childhood home town after the loss of her husband, and finds herself face to face with many touching and funny memories. As she tells the story, the memories come to life on the stage as we join in her reverie.

The Last Real Summer is a story about love, war, and growing up.

This show is suitable for ages 10 and up.

The Last Real Summer has been entered into the Fraser Valley Zone Festival (Theatre BC), running at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre between May 21 and 26 (our performance is on May 26). Tickets available at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre.

The Team!

The Production Team
Executive Producer: Emerald Pig Theatrical Society ~ Simon Challenger, President
Producer/Director: Angela Bell
Production Assistant: TBD
Set and Technical Designs: Angela Bell
Costumes: Shelley Boe
Props: TBD
Programs: TBD
Poster Design by Cindy Farnsworth, Farnsworth Designs
Audition Support: Robin Perry
Front of House: Heather Lee, Robin Perry, Heather VanOene, Shawn Jodway, Diane Tzingounakis

The Cast
Cindy Peterson as Elizabeth Wharton
Rachel Jansen as Lizzie Tingley
Tyler Boe as Douglas Cameron
Henry Bartak as Herbert Tingley
Peanut White as Molly Tingley
Anita Kitkowski as Peggy Cameron
Dominic Renaud as Duncan Cameron
and
Jill Menkveld as Kathy Wharton

Special appearance by Dan Jabour as ‘Red Leader’

Halfway There, by Norm Foster

Directed by Angela Bell

We had SO MUCH FUN putting this show on for you! Sincere thanks to everyone who came out to see us for your support of the arts in our community!

“Want to laugh until your sides ache? Want to see Canada’s most prolific playwright at the very top of his game? ‘Halfway There’ is Norm Foster at his most beguiling…” Gary Smith, Hamilton Spectator

Halfway There is a truly special show with genuine laughter and love” Sam Tweedle, Kawartha NOW

Halfway There was a hilarious experience that also tugged at your heartstings when it needed to.” Todd Vaughan, Lacombe Express

There’s no such thing as a secret in Stewiacke. Not when the gossips meet for coffee every day at the local diner. Vi, Rita, Mary Ellen, and Janine are all as close as can be, and they know everybody’s business. But when Sean, a heartbroken doctor, moves in to take a temporary job at the clinic, he tips the Maritime town off its axis.

What follows is a month of lessons learned for all, through hilarity, tears and the bonds of unshakeable friendship. Sugar and spice and everything nice…with a dash of Maritime salt!

Written by Canada’s own Norm Foster, “Halfway There” is a feel-good theatrical experience that will keep you smiling long after you leave the theatre.

The Team!

The Production Team
Producers: Angela Bell and Simon Challenger
Director: Angela Bell
Production Assistant: Jen S
Technical and Set Designs: Angela Bell
Set Construction: Simon Challenger
Props: Maria Jelavich-Carter
Program: Angela Bell
Poster Design by Cindy Farnsworth, Farnsworth Designs
Costumes: Team effort
Audition Support: Robin Perry, Kathleen Hatley, Heather Van Oene

The Cast
Sara Zaitsoff as Rita
Sandi Bossons as Vi
Karla Scribner as Mary Ellen
Liam Coughlan as Sean Merrit
and
Paige Conzatti as Janine Babineau

“The Last Real Summer” THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CAST

Stay tuned for more show information, coming soon!

The Last Real Summer is a story about love, war, and growing up. A beautifully written memory piece, narrated by the main character, Elizabeth Wharton. When Elizabeth returns home for a trip down memory lane, she brings the audience with her for a nostalgic journey to 1939 and 1942.  As she relives those memories, they come to life on the stage, played out by a much younger Lizzie, in tandem with a variety of other characters ‘as she remembers them’ during those years. Set in rural Alberta, Canada.

Touching, funny, and at times heartbreaking…The Last Real Summer is a gorgeous period piece with plenty of room for strong actors to flex their muscles.

The Last Real Summer will be the Emerald Pig Theatrical Society’s entry into the 2023 Fraser Valley Zone Festival (Theatre BC).

Characters (Cast of 8)

Elizabeth Wharton: an actress cast in this role will be able to believably play 58 yrs of age, and must be a skillful, emotionally energetic story teller. Elizabeth feels her memories deeply, and this is reflected in the telling. Elizabeth is Mother to Kathy and is the elder version of Lizzie. (Lizzie and Elizabeth are the same person). Elizabeth is telling the story we are watching.

Lizzie Tingley: an actress cast in this role will be able to play both 17 and 21 years of age. Lizzie is spirited, vibrant, growing into a strong and determined young medical student. In love with Douglas Cameron.  This character is Elizabeth’s memory of herself from 1939 and 1942.

Herbert Tingley: an actor cast in this role will be able to believably play 35 to 50 years of age.  Herbert is Lizzie/Elizabeth’s father. He is the school principal, easy going and pleasant. This character is a memory from 1939 and 1942.

Molly Tingley: an actress cast in this role will be able to believably play 35 to 50 years of age.  Molly is Lizzie/Elizabeth’s mother. She is from Ireland (Irish accent required), she is strict and fussy, but not entirely without a sense of fun. This character is a memory from 1939 and 1942.

Douglas Cameron: an actor cast in this role will be able to believably play both 17 and 21 years of age. Doug is a farmer’s son, and he loves Lizzie…but he wants more out of life than farming…eventually running away to join the Air Force. He is playful and fun, and an adventurous dreamer. This character is a memory from 1939 and 1942.

Peggy Cameron: an actress cast in this role will be able to believably play 35 to 50 years of age.  Peggy is Douglas’s mother. A typical 30’s farm-wife, doting, doesn’t like conflict, always cleaning or mending something. This character is a memory from 1939 and 1942.

Duncan Cameron: an actor cast in this role will be able to believably play 35 to 50 years of age.  Duncan is Douglas’s father. He is a farmer, gruff and often angry, served in WWI. This character is a memory from 1939 and 1942.

Kathy Wharton: an actress cast in this role will be able to believably play 33 to 40 years of age.  Kathy is Elizabeth’s daughter.  Kathy has joined her mother on this trip back ‘home’. She is an instrument, serving to create breaks in the memories…bringing us back to the now.  She is less than happy with her life as a wife and mother, finds it unfulfilling.

*Believable family/character resemblances will be a part of casting, particularly with Elizabeth and Lizzie since they are the same person at different ages. As close as we can get it, so if you have family in the theatre, bring them out to audition.

Open Call Auditions
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 – 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Heritage Hall: 12460 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows

Monday, January 30, 2023 – 7:00pm to 9:30pm
South Bonson Community Centre: 10932 Barnston View Road, Pitt Meadows

Callbacks by Invitation – Saturday, February 4 – 11am to 2pm

Those cast MUST be available for the following dates in order to audition:
Production Run Dates:
May 5 to 7, 2023 at the NEW Albion Community Centre in Maple Ridge
May 12 to 14, 2023 at the South Bonson Community Centre in Pitt Meadows
Tech/Dress Rehearsals:
May 3, 4, 10 and 11 (evenings) at the respective venues.
Theatre BC Fraser Valley Zone Festival:
Festival will be held at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre between May 22 and 26
Schedule has not been confirmed as yet, this date is TBA
Mainstage:
If successful at the festival – cast must make themselves available for additional rehearsals and 1 performance in July.
Mainstage will be held at the Surrey Arts Centre, so travel will not be required this year. Performance Date TBA.

Additional Information:

  • Please let us know if you require a specific audition time, otherwise auditions will be first come-first served.
  • Auditions will consist of reading sides from the script.
  • Please come prepared with a list of any dates you may not be available to rehearse. The calendar can be adjusted at the beginning of the rehearsal process if selected performers have minor conflicts – but once we finalize based on casting, there will be no further changes – so be sure to let us know now.
  • The first read-through will be Wednesday, February 8 at 6:30pm.
    Rehearsals will be on Wednesdays in February.
    In March and April they will be on Wednesday and Thursday evenings 6:30 to 9:30 and Sundays from 11am to 3pm.
    Not all actors will be needed for every rehearsal.
  • We are a theatre CLUB. Everyone involved is expected to be a team player and pitch in where needed, whenever reasonable, including but not limited to loading in and out of the venues.
  • This is a Non-Equity, Community Theatre Production. All cast must become members of Emerald Pig Theatrical Society. Membership is $10, or $20 for a family (must reside at the same address) – the fee is payable at the first rehearsal.
  • This is a Theatre BC Festival entry, and all cast will need to become members of Theatre BC.

If you require additional information please contact the Director, Angela Bell, at thelastrealsummer@gmail.com.

“Halfway There” THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CAST!

AUDITIONS – “Halfway There”

Welcome to the small town of Stewiacke (stoo-ee-ack), Nova Scotia – a town whose claim to fame is that they are located halfway between the Equator and the North Pole.
There’s no such thing as a secret in Stewiacke. Not when the gossips meet for coffee every day at the local diner. Vi, Rita, Mary Ellen, and Janine are all as close as can be, and they know everybody’s business. But when Sean, a heartbroken doctor, moves in to take a temporary job at the clinic, he tips the Maritime town off its axis.
What follows is a month of lessons learned for all, through hilarity, tears and the bonds of unshakeable friendship. Sugar and spice and everything nice…with a dash of Maritime salt! Halfway There is a feel-good theatrical experience that will keep you smiling long after you leave the theatre.

Characters (Cast of 5)
Janine Babineau: mid to late 30’s – attractive, honest, straight forward, down to earth (what you see is what you get). Not shallow or flirty.
Sean Merrit: 42 – Good looking and knows it, but not conceited. Playful, determined, confident…but geniune.
Vi, Rita and Mary Ellen: all are 50-60 years old. Janine’s dearest friends. These ladies are the heart and the comedy.

When are the Auditions?
Thursday, January 12, 2023 – 7pm to 9pm
Saturday, January 14, 2023 – 11am to 1pm
**There will be no callbacks, so be sure to bring your A-game to the auditions.

Where are the Auditions?
Heritage Hall, Multipurpose Room
12460 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2J5

Production Run Dates:
March 2 to 5, 2023 in Pitt Meadows
March 10 to 12, 2023 in Maple Ridge
Cast will also need to be available March 1, 7 and 8 for load in/dress rehearsal at the respective venues.
Venues have been secured, but will be announced at a later date.

Additional Information:

  • Please let us know if you require a specific audition time, otherwise auditions will be first come-first served.
  • Auditions will consist of reading sides from the script.
  • Please come prepared with a list of any dates you may not be available to rehearse. The calendar can be adjusted at the beginning of the rehearsal process if selected performers have minor conflicts – but once we finalize based on casting, there will be no further changes – so be sure to let us know now.
  • The performance will require some actors to execute simple dance steps (waltz – Sean & Janine). Dance experience not required, but it would be an asset.
  • The first read-through will be Sunday morning, January 15 at 11am. Rehearsals will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6:30 to 9:30 and Sundays from 11am to 3pm. (subject to change)
    Not all actors will be needed for every rehearsal.
  • We are a theatre CLUB. Everyone involved is expected to be a team player and pitch in where needed, whenever reasonable, including but not limited to loading in and out of the venues.
  • This is a Non-Equity, Community Theatre Production. All cast must become members of Emerald Pig Theatrical Society. Membership is $10, or $20 for a family (must reside at the same address) – the fee is payable at the first rehearsal.

If you require additional information please contact the Director, Angela Bell, at halfwaythere2023@gmail.com.

The Program

Welcome to the show! Bard on the Bandstand and Emerald Pig Theatrical Society present As You Like It, by William Shakespeare.
Thank you for coming. Here is the online version of our Program, so you can learn more about everyone who participated in making this show a success!
On the last page you will find a list of our generous sponsors and financial supporters (or see them listed below). We would like to thank them sincerely for their much-needed assistance, and we invite you to thank them on our behalf by giving them your business when you need the services they provide.
We are so glad you’re here! Please enjoy the show!!

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